On the Sources of Authority

Your Good news for this Week
January 29, 2006
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Cycle B

"I will put my words into his mouth and he shall tell them all I command him." (Deut. 18:15-20)
"I say this only to help you ... to make sure the everything is as it should be, and that you give your undivided attention to the Lord." (1 Cor 7:32-35)
"Here is a teaching that is new and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him." (Mark 1:21-28)

I thank you Lord for all the things I've learned in school. As I reflect on authority, I am reminded of the many people and circumstances that molded me to who I am today. Thank you also for my parents, my first teachers, my family and friends who are my constant sources of inspiration.

But thank you also, Lord, for the many times when I learned the real lessons of life - when I felt afraid, lonely or rejected, and nobody was there to help me; when I failed the trials of life; when my strength was tested till I found out that I was weakest of all; when I was hurt and did not receive any comfort; when I gave love but was not loved in return; when I failed you Lord by the many sins I have committed against you.

As I look back on all these memories, both good and bad, I begin to see your loving presence guiding me every step of the way, filling me with wisdom that I can share to others, and that life is indeed beautiful. Once again, thank you, Lord.

Fr. Lito Jopson


  1. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Dear Father Lito,

    Thank you very much for all your reflections.They are indeed enlightening and they serve as our guiding light.I am very grateful to GOD for every opportunity that HE has given me to share what I can with others.

    Indeed our Batch 80 is a special batch and I am truly proud to be a part of this wonderful batch.

    May the Good LORD continue to bless you with long life and good health and blessings so you can fulfill the mission HE has entrusted you to do.

    May we all continue to inspire one another and share with each other and learn from each other so we could continue to make a difference in other people's lives esp. those around us.

    Someone shared this with me and I would like to share this with you
    all,C-hild of GOD
    H-eir to HIS kingdom
    R-edeemed one
    I-nfluence the good on others
    S-oldier against evil forces
    T-emple of GOD
    I-nstrument of GOD's love and Peace
    A-mbassadors of Christ
    N-ew Creation

    Mabuhay ang USTHS Batch 80.



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